Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative Hardback

Gods, Heroes and Kings

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Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

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Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of contact, dialogue and contention between different worldviews. The book focuses on three types of character - gods, heroes, and kings - that are of particular importance to early South Asian narrative traditions because of their relevance to the concerns of the day, such as the role of deities, the qualities of a true hero or good ruler, and the tension between worldly responsibilities and the pursuit of liberation. Characters (incuding character roles and lineages of characters) that are shared between traditions reveal both a common narrative heritage and important differences in worldview and ideology that are developed in interaction with other worldviews and ideologies of the day.
As such, this study sheds light on an important period of Indian religious history, and will be essential reading for scholars and postgraduate students working on early South Asian religious or narrative traditions (Jain, Buddhist and Hindu) as well as being of interest more widely in the fields of Religious Studies, Classical Indology, Asian Studies, and Literary Studies.

Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative by Naomi Appleton was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in December 2016. The ISBN for Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative is 9781472484451.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (December 2016)
Weight498g
Number of Pages256
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781472484451
ISBN-101472484452
Product Code4456093
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